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13 things you need to know about Portillo Chile

If you've been musing over making your first South America ski trip happen this summer, it's high time you brush up on your ski resort knowledge on one of Chile's most popular destinations: Portillo. ...

If you've been musing over making your first South America ski trip happen this summer, it's high time you brush up on y...

Hot springs in the Andes Mountains

Written By Morgan Tilton Soaking in natural hot springs has been a cultural practice for humans around the world for centuries, and for some, thousands of years. The oldest sites discovered are thoug...

Written By Morgan Tilton Soaking in natural hot springs has been a cultural practice for humans around the world for ce...

South America’s ski season starts with great conditions

South America's ski season started earlier this month when Valle Nevado opened two weeks ahead of schedule on June 10. This early opening was made possible by a few storms, most notably a system that...

South America's ski season started earlier this month when Valle Nevado opened two weeks ahead of schedule on June 10. T...

Up to 9+ feet of snow hits South America

Summer skiing in South America is shaping up to be one for the books! Last week and into this past weekend, the Andes were pounded with yet another big early-season snow storm. Some resorts saw more t...

Summer skiing in South America is shaping up to be one for the books! Last week and into this past weekend, the Andes we...

El Nino expected to have positive effects on 2016 Chile snowfall

Two weeks ago, several Chilean ski resorts, including Portillo and Valle Nevado, were blessed with uber-early snow storms. Usually, premature snow isn’t cause to get all excited for an especially po...

Two weeks ago, several Chilean ski resorts, including Portillo and Valle Nevado, were blessed with uber-early snow storm...

El Nino 2015 could be even bigger than 1997-98, experts say

NOAA's (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) latest El Niño update on their ENSO blog details data showing that the 2015 El Niño is shaping up to be an all-time climate event—and ...

NOAA's (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) latest El Niño update on their ENSO blog details data showi...

Three adventures to add to your Portillo ski trip

In addition to world-class skiing among spectacular Andean peaks, a Portillo ski vacation also provides opportunities for tack-on trips to unique regions. From Santiago's Airport, which is just two ho...

In addition to world-class skiing among spectacular Andean peaks, a Portillo ski vacation also provides opportunities fo...

A guide to Santiago, a colorful Chile ski-trip stopover

Whether you’re skiing at Valle Nevado or Portillo this summer, you’re going to be traveling through Chile’s bustling, colorful capital: Santiago. An interesting city that dates back to 154...

Whether you’re skiing at Valle Nevado or Portillo this summer, you’re going to be traveling through Chile’s ...

Comparing Chile’s iconic ski resorts: Valle Nevado vs. Portillo

To a North America skier, a Chilean ski vacation is otherworldly. Ski resorts are set high in the Andes, above treeline and surrounded by dramatic ridge lines where condors hover and sunsets splash vi...

To a North America skier, a Chilean ski vacation is otherworldly. Ski resorts are set high in the Andes, above treeline ...

Video: See all the #GoggleSelfie Submissions

Narrowing down our #GoggleSelfie Photo Contest submission to just 21 entries was a very hard task... We received so many great selfies that made us want to slap on a pair of goggles, crack a smile and...

Narrowing down our #GoggleSelfie Photo Contest submission to just 21 entries was a very hard task... We received so many...

Will El Nino Snow Hit South America?

If you’ve ever experienced an El Nino snow storm then you understand why the weather-forecast rumor mill has been working overtime. Whispers of El Nino have been circulating among weather junkies a...

If you’ve ever experienced an El Nino snow storm then you understand why the weather-forecast rumor mill has been work...

Resort guide: Valle Nevado two ways

Family vs. Adventure We tapped two of our South America Travel Experts to share some of their vast Valle Nevado vacation expertise for our resort guide on where families and adventure-see...

Family vs. Adventure We tapped two of our South America Travel Experts to share some of their vast Valle Ne...